Infrastructure funding coming for small, rural and northern communities
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure
Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund to direct $400 million to support projects in small, rural and northern communities.
The Ontario government is making $400 million available for critical infrastructure projects in small, rural and northern communities. The funding will be delivered in 2023 through the Ontario government Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and will support 425 communities across the province.
“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said Kinga Surma, the province’s minister of infrastructure. “As part of our plan to build Ontario, our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation.”
OCIF manages delivery of funds to eligible communities every year to help with renewal and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects in communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.